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LLC vs Corporation: Which Will Serve You Best? (Chart Included)

Choosing the right entity can be one of the most important decisions a business makes. Business owners and investors may find themselves asking which to pick, LLC vs Corporation. To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of helpful comparisons that will teach you the basic differences among entity types. Who […]

Incorporate First – Deduct Second

Should you set up a corporation or LLC before you start trying to deduct expenses? A recent case suggests you should. Many think that they can deduct all of their start up expenses before formally incorporating a business. But in Carrick v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (T.C. Summ. Op. 2017-56, July 20, 2017) the Tax […]

Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions Increased for 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced new rules for 2018. First, the estate tax. In 2017, an individual could pass with $5.49 million in assets and not be subject to any federal estate tax. This amount is doubled for married individuals (or $10,980,000.) For 2018, this exemption amount has been increased to $5.6 million, […]

13 Tips for Responding to IRS Notices

Contributed by Robert W. Wood, Tax Lawyer and Managing Partner with Wood LLP Everyone must pay federal income taxes. Yet exactly how much you owe, and on exactly how much, is famously complex. All tax returns must be signed under penalties of perjury. That means you have to do your best to report everything fully […]

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